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Council of Canadians stands with Shoal Lake 40 for Freedom Road

June 26, 2015 OTTAWA – On June 25, Greg Rickford, Minister of Natural Resources, stated his refusal to commit to the construction of Freedom Road, an access road necessary for the survival and sustainability of the Shoal Lake 40 First Nation community that straddles the Manitoba and Ontario borders. Maude Barlow, national chairperson of the […]

by ahnationtalk on June 29, 2015229 Views

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B.C. Mining Code Review Welcome, But Needs Broad Scope

June 26, 2015 (Ottawa) MiningWatch Canada welcomes the B.C. government’s Wednesday announcement that it will review the provincial mining code, but warns that the review needs to be broad enough to address the full range of necessary changes in mining policies and regulations. “The Province is taking positive steps to beef up regulatory and administrative monitoring […]

by ahnationtalk on June 26, 2015239 Views

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B.C. & Alaska Indigenous Leaders Attending Seabridge Gold Shareholder Meeting To Protest Risky Mine Plan

Canadian & Alaskan representatives calling for International Joint Commission review of what would be North America’s largest open pit mine. Toronto, June 24 – British Columbia and Alaska Indigenous leaders today are calling upon Seabridge Gold’s leadership and investors to prevent more disasters like Mount Polley. Seabridge Gold (TSX:SEA)(NYSE:SA) is a junior mining company proposing […]

by ahnationtalk on June 25, 2015170 Views

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High-Arctic National Park Created on Bathurst Island

Legislation to create Qausuittuq National Park receives Royal Assent June 24, 2015 – Ottawa, Ontario – Parks Canada The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, today announced the establishment of Qausuittuq National Park – formally enshrining the northern part of Bathurst Island under the Canada National Parks Act […]

by pmnationtalk on June 24, 2015152 Views

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Statement- Oscar winner Emma Thompson supports Nunavut fight against Arctic oil exploration

22 June 2015 (Toronto) — Actor, writer and long-time humanitarian Emma Thompson has added her name to the Clyde River Solidarity Statement, a list of over 40 individuals and organizations supporting Inuit rights and Clyde River’s legal challenge of a National Energy Board decision to allow seismic blasting in Baffin Bay and Davis Strait. This […]

by ahnationtalk on June 24, 2015133 Views

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WWF-Canada statement on the federal government bill to establish Qausuittuq National Park

Toronto, June 18, 2015 – The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Canada’s Environment Minister and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, has announced the introduction of a bill to establish Qausuittuq National Park under the Canada National Parks Act. Qausuittuq, Inuktitut for “place where the sun doesn’t rise,” is on Bathurst Island in Canada’s High Arctic, part of […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 2015146 Views

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Raising the Grade on Outdoor Nature Play and Learning

June 17, 2015 CWF and Partners Make Connecting Kids with Nature a Priority June 17, 2015 (Ottawa) – The recent ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth gave a D- grade on physical engagement and encourages more outdoor play for Canadian youth.  At the Canadian Wildlife Federation, the core value of active outdoor experiential […]

by ahnationtalk on June 17, 2015146 Views

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Minister Shea Announces Second Round of Funding for Contaminants Research Projects

Call for Proposals Posted on Departmental Website June 16, 2015 – Ottawa, Ontario The Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, today announced a second round of funding for contaminants research projects. Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s National Contaminants Advisory Group posted a Call for Proposals seeking projects by Canadian researchers on the biological effects […]

by ahnationtalk on June 16, 2015239 Views

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Harper Government Introduces Legislation to Protect High-Arctic Treasure on Bathurst Island

June 16, 2015 – Ottawa, Ontario – Parks Canada The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Canada’s Environment Minister and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, yesterday announced the introduction of a Bill to establish Qausuittuq National Park under the Canada National Parks Act. The Bill is a step towards creating Qausuittuq as Canada’s 45th national park and takes […]

by ahnationtalk on June 16, 2015187 Views

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Over 100 Leading Scientists Call for a Moratorium on New Oil Sands Development

Consensus statement says the science is clear: there can be no more oil sands development if we are to solve the global climate crisis June 10, 2015, Ottawa – Today more than 100 prominent scientists from across North America, including climate scientists, economists, geophysicists, and biologists, released a consensus statement entitled “Ten Reasons for a […]

by aanationtalk on June 11, 2015146 Views

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